No. 6/5 Stanford Snaps No. 3/3 California's Streak
Feb. 14, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Jayne Appel scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds, Jillian Harmon added 18 points and No. 6 Stanford overcame its lowest scoring half of the season to beat No. 3 California 58-41 on Saturday night.
The Cardinal snapped the Golden Bears' 12-game winning streak and put the Bay Area rivals into a tie for first place in the Pac-10 standings. Arizona State is a half-game back.
Appel scored five points in the first half when Stanford (20-4, 11-1) was held to 18.
But the junior center went 5-for-7 from the field in the second half, allowing Stanford to avoid being swept by Cal for the first time since 1985-86.
Ashley Walker and Laura Greif scored 10 points apiece for the Bears (20-3, 11-1), who had not lost since falling to then-No. 5 Oklahoma 86-75 on Dec. 13. Cal's streak was the fifth-longest in the country.
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